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Environmentalists Push To Shut Down Power Plants

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Local environmentalists want two coal power plants in Maryland to shut down. "The Crane and Wagner plants are severally outdated and incredibly inefficient pollution machines in Maryland," says Christine Hill, with the Maryland Sierra Club. "They really do need to be retired and replaced with 21st century clean energy solutions that create home-grown jobs."

The Herbert A. Wagner plant is ranked as the worst power plant polluter in the state according to the Natural Resource Defense Council. Both plants rank in the environmental group's top ten worst.

Exelon recently announced they've reached an agreement with Riverstone Holdings LLC to sell the plants. Jim David, a spokesperson with the company, says the plants will continue operating as coal plants.

The Sierra Club has pushed for the shutdown of these facilities in the past.

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